[FoRK] "Climate change doubt is tea party article of faith"

Russell Turpin russell.turpin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 09:04:14 PDT 2010


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/21/us/politics/21climate.html

What's telling are the arguments put forward. They are not questioning
that the economic costs of warming are less than the costs of proposed
political solutions, as do some economists. They are not scratching
their heads on how confidently to take the latest crop of global
circulation models. There is no real skepticism or doubt expressed.
Instead, the opposition comes from a certainty, based on religion and
on conspiracy theories about the scientific "elites." It is populism
at its ugliest. I understand the legitimate arguments against cap and
trade. But anyone who thinks the Tea parties are forwarding economic
conservatism had better take a closer look at the nature of the
movement.


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